What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : HR 622. Extending Unemployment Benefits/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits and Provide Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses. (2002 house Roll Call 37)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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HR 622. Extending Unemployment Benefits/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits and Provide Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses.
house Roll Call 37     Feb 14, 2002
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With a stagnating economy, everyone on Capitol Hill agreed that unemployment benefits should be extended. House Republicans felt that a "stimulus" package of tax breaks for businesses and individuals should also be a part of the unemployment extension. Democrats, Progressives, and even Senate Republicans felt that adding an economic stimulus plan simply confused the issue and risked sinking the bill in the Senate. In the House, most bills come with a set of rules for debate that must be voted on separately. Obstructing the rules for a bill will kill the bill itself, so a bill's opponents will commonly vote against the rule. Progressives opposed the bill because they were upset about the attached stimulus plan and what they saw as its dismal prospects in the Senate, so they opposed its corresponding rule. With their votes against, the rule still passed 213-206 on a perfect party-line vote.

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